K - 5 Newsletter

Omaha Virtual Elementary School

Important Dates

January

January 10th: K - 5 Pacing Guides Start


January 17th: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)


January 18th - 20th: K - 2 Math MAP Test (Face-to-Face Day)


Monday, January 24th: K - 2 Math MAP Test (Face-to-Face Kids)


Wednesday, January 26th: On-Site Cell Phone/Tablet Drive fund raiser

  • 11AM - 3:30 PM on-site at the TAC building
  • Drop off your used/cracked cell phones or tablets.
  • Further directions forthcoming on how to wipe your device prior to drop-off.

February

February 4th: No School (Curriculum Day)


February 21st: No School (President's Day)

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Get your devices ready

Following the below steps will help us maximize profit for each device:


Having your personal data, accounts, or passcode locks removed from your device will maximize the value it yields for your chosen nonprofit.


If your phone is not reset to factory settings Mobilize for Good will only be able to salvage your phone for parts and the donation amount will be significantly lower.


Follow the instructions below to factory reset your device:

iPhone reset: Click HERE for directions

Droid Reset: Click HERE for directions

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Plans for 22-23 School Year

Please Respond!

To help us (and you) plan for the fall, please share your current plans for the fall for ALL of your CURRENT OVS learners by clicking the link below.


https://forms.office.com/r/ByS7GVKQsQ


Please note:
  • This does not guarantee your learner a spot in the fall as that is contingent upon learner engagement and success.
  • We understand that plans may change. Please keep us updated if this occurs.

Learning Coach Refresher Training

Thank you for attending our in-person or online LC refresher training. It is always nice to get our LCs together to learn and reflect! If you missed it, click the button below to view the recording.


We are excited to end the school year successfully in 2022!

Social Skill Focus: How to Greet Others

As partners in your child's learning, we are dedicated to doing what it takes to help them grow and be successful in all that they do. This semester, we will be teaching, encouraging, and reinforcing the use of skills that will help our students when they are in the learning environment, at home and out and about in their daily lives!


The first few weeks of the semester, we will be teaching and focusing on the skill of Greeting Others. Please check out the video your learner viewed for a quick introduction of the way you can Greet Others. In addition, in the video "Mr. H" gives some great reasons why your learner will want to use this skill!


At home, please help reinforce this skill! Know the steps. Talk about using it. Model using it yourself. Praise your student for Greeting Others. If they struggle with using the skill, help them by practicing it at home.


Together, we can empower our learners with the academic and social skills to navigate the ever changing world around us!

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Coming Soon...

February Class Boxtop Competition

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K - 1 Pacing Guides

Learning Tips & Tricks

2nd-3rd Mrs. Harmon's Class

Hello!


This week we spent some time reviewing the characters and setting of a story, while providing students the opportunity to get familiar with Minecraft Education by "building" one of the characters or setting in the story! Our third graders were reviewing division with a snowman craft, while our second graders were completing their math MAP test and Amira test.


Next week, we will dive into text structure beginning with sequence, including finding transitional phrases that show order. Students will get to further use Minecraft Education to build a scene from a story. At the end, they will work together to put the scenes in order to show the story! For math, we will be doing a massive review of various skills covered since the beginning of the year, while others are completing their MAP and Amira tests.


Important Dates:


Friday, January 21st- No online classes with Mrs. Harmon

Friday, February 4th- No School- Curriculum Day

2 - 3 Pacing Guides

4th-5th Mark Dowling

Week in Review:

Fractions, Fractions and more Fractions! Both grade levels are in the middle of tricky units. We went from whole numbers to a much more abstract concept. Many students are finding fractions to be difficult. Please spend some extra time each day reviewing basic multiplication and division. These two things are both heavily used in simplifying, adding, subtracting and reducing fractions. Knowing the steps to solve the problem is only the first hurdle.


Looking Ahead:

We will continue to work hard here at TAC. We will be working on adding, subtracting and converting fractions with whole group as well as letting partners and small groups complete Center Activities. We have discussed similes and metaphors and will continue to expose them to different types of figurative language.

4 - 5 Pacing Guides

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